Kodak Easyshare Z712 IS Zoom Digital Camera

Kodak Updated: 2008-09-30 RSS
Kodak Easyshare Z712 IS Zoom Digital Camera

Superior performance. Superb picture quality.
Optical image stabilization
7.1 megapixels
Best-in-class click-to-capture speed (0.26 sec.)
High ISO mode
KODAK Color Science Chip
High resolution 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) color display

Powerful zoom, precision optics

The all glass 12X SCHNEIDER-KREUZNACH VARIOGON Optical Zoom Lens (36–432 mm) zooms in fast to deliver extraordinary creative performance
Fast f/2.8–f/4.8
Optical image stabilization
Capture sharp, steady shots when shooting at long zoom ranges
Optical mechanical image stabilization automatically minimizes camera shake to deliver sharper pictures
Best-in-class click-to-capture speed
0.26-second click-to-capture speed means you can capture that challenging action shot without delay

7.1 MP resolution

The 7.1 MP sensor delivers excellent resolution for prints up to 30 × 40 in. (76 × 102 cm)  - you can crop your pictures and still get stunning quality
Seven resolution settings give you the freedom to pick the one that's right for you
High ISO mode
Capture the details in low light or fast action situations.
Faster shutter speeds mean you can capture scenes in low light and fast action
The camera automatically selects from ISO 80 to ISO 1600 based on lighting conditions
ISO 3200 available at 1.2 MP setting
Make your pictures as vivid as the moment you took them, right on camera.
Print better, brighter pictures
Relive your memories in richer detail
Clear up dark shadows to reveal more smiles
Exclusive KODAK Color Science Image Processing Chip
Capture natural details, accurate flesh tones, and breathtaking color with the KODAK Color Science Chip.
A new high speed digital processor chip, advanced algorithms, and hardware acceleration features let the Z712 IS make simultaneous, split-second decisions to produce rich, vibrant, true-to-life colors in almost any lighting situation
Every time you click the shutter, the KODAK Color Science Chip performs an instantaneous and advanced analysis of collected scene data to identify and adjust multiple factors that influence picture quality
Scene light source is detected and adjustments are made to capture bright whites and true, vivid colors under difficult lighting conditions - fluorescent, tungsten, or daylight
Scene content is analyzed for luminance, focal distance, subject matter orientation, and color to determine the correct exposure and capture the natural details, accurate flesh tones, and rich colors you see in your composition

2.5 in. (6.4 cm) color display

View pictures with brilliance and clarity on the high resolution indoor/outdoor 2.5 in. (6.4 cm) color display or the high resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF)
Whether you shoot your pictures vertically or horizontally, view them right-side-up with auto picture rotation
In review mode, quickly magnify up to 8X, fast scroll through pictures, or view multi-up
32 MB internal memory, SD/MMC card expansion slot lets you keep shooting longer

Simple to use creative control including video

Simple to use video features
Record VGA video (640 × 480) at 30 fps with sound
Zoom during video for increased versatility
Image stabilization enables steady capture
Capture more video while using less memory with MPEG-4 compression
Print multiple frames (4, 9, 16-up) on a 4 × 6 in. (10 × 15 cm) print
Save single frames and e-mail family and friends
Features audio capture, playback, and on-camera video editing
Picture enhancing and editing features
Capture and create consistently great pictures by utilizing features such as on-camera cropping, histogram, and panorama stitch mode
On-camera cropping
Crop in tight to see the important details
Histogram feature
Verify the exposure of your picture using the histogram feature on live view, quick view, and review
Panorama stitch mode
Create panoramic shots by combining up to three shots together into one large picture with panorama stitch mode
Smart scene mode
Capture stunning shots with ease - smart scene mode automatically selects the best scene mode for you.
Available modes include: portrait, night portrait, back light, candle light, flower, text, close-up, landscape, and snow/beach
If a scene mode cannot be detected, the camera will default to Auto

PASM for advanced creativity

Program auto, aperture priority, shutter priority, and manual modes
Program mode (P) - camera sets optimal shutter speed and aperture combination
Aperture priority mode (A) - you choose aperture, the camera sets shutter speed
Shutter priority mode (S) - you choose shutter speed, the camera sets aperture
Manual mode (M) -  you choose both the aperture and shutter speed
Manual controls
Exposure compensation - ±2.0 EV in 1/3 EV step increments
Aperture - f/2.8 (wide), f/4.8 (tele)
Shutter speed - automatic; 16–1/1000
ISO equivalents - (automatic) 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto focus - TTL imager AF system
Exposure metering - multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot (zone tracks with 5 focus zone)
White balance - auto, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, open shade
Flash mode - auto, off, fill, red-eye preflash
Manual scene modes
Portrait modes - portrait, night portrait, backlight
Landscape modes - landscape, night landscape, fireworks
Bright scene modes – sport, beach, and snow
Action modes – sport and children
Close-up modes - flower
Text/Documents mode - ensures sharp text when photographing documents
Manner/Museum mode - use when sound or flash are not desired
5 color modes
High color
Low color
Natural color
Black and white

The simple way to share

The Z712 IS is part of the KODAK EASYSHARE System, so sharing your pictures is amazingly simple. Just press Share.
On-camera Share button
Sharing starts right on the back of the camera
Have a picture you want to share? Tag it using the exclusive on-camera Share button and it will be ready to print or e-mail later
Use the Favorites feature to keep special pictures close
KODAK EASYSHARE Software (included)
The simplest way to find, create, and share.
The award-winning, elegant design makes your pictures the star of the show for a more enjoyable viewing experience
English, French, and German photo card templates turn pictures into 4 × 6 in. (10 × 15 cm) announcements, invitations, holiday cards, and more, right at home
Get more out of KODAK EASYSHARE Software with a variety of useful tips
Use KODAK EASYSHARE Software to access your pictures at the KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery - then view, edit, and save them to My Collection
Automatically print better, brighter pictures, time after time, with KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology and our award winning KODAK Printers and Printer Docks
KODAK EASYSHARE Camera Dock Series 3 (optional accessory)
Transfers your pictures and charges your battery at the touch of a button
Instantly uploads pictures to your computer for viewing, printing, and e-mailing
Charges your KODAK Camera Battery in less than 3.5 hours
USB connection (USB 2.0 full speed compliant)

Simple ways to print your pictures at home

Real KODAK Pictures are just a touch away with our convenient home printing options.
KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Docks (optional accessory)
High quality, real KODAK Pictures in seconds with the touch of a button
Worry-free prints - get waterproof, stain-resistant, wipeable prints that last a lifetime with KODAK XTRALIFE™ Lamination
Compact and portable so you can take the fun with you for anytime, anywhere picture printing and sharing
Recharges your KODAK Camera Battery in 3.5 hours or less
KODAK EASYSHARE Photo Printer 500 (optional accessory)
Print real KODAK Pictures from digital media cards and USB devices, including PictBridge-enabled digital cameras
View and edit on the large 3.5 in. (8.9 cm) display
Works with or without a computer
Features KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology for better, brighter prints
Features red-eye reduction
Wireless capability (Wi-Fi ready, BLUETOOTH® Wireless Technology enabled)